Counselor & Therapist
Chestnut Hill & Lower Gwynedd
Deb Owens, Licensed Counselor, Relationship Coach
Counseling or Therapy is an investment in your life, relationships, health, well being, and future.
Compassionate, results oriented. We’ll work together to help you reach your goals and find more peace and happiness.
Stressed or relationship struggles
Worried, overwhelmed, sad, anxious, stuck?
Check my counseling specializations:
Click links below for more info on each specialization:
•MOOD: worrying, anxiety, depression, stress, panic attacks, CBT
•ADDICTION or misuse: alcohol, drugs, Codependence, dealing with a love one’s alcohol or drug use, adult children of alcoholics, ACA counseling
•RELATIONSHIPS: individual relationship coach, marriage or couples counselor
•TRANSITIONS: midlife, young adults
You can be confident that I’ll be with you to inspire, challenge, and encourage.
Let’s get you feeling better. Live the life you deserve.
It’s tough trying to figure out how to make a marriage or relationship work. I get it. I’ve been there.
As your marriage therapist or relationship counselor, I’ll help you to get unstuck from unhelpful patterns.
Trust or intimacy challenges
Tense over family, parenting, finances, chores
Feel like roommates, drifting apart?
Relationship coaching or couples counseling helps
Struggle is inevitable. A necessary part of every relationship. We can’t grow a strong and healthy marriage without challenges.
Don’t want to wait until it worsens. There is hope. See marriage map.
Through marriage or relationship counseling you can discover tools to improve communication skills and connection.
With your commitment and right kind of effort together, your marriage or relationship can bounce back. You can be close and caring again.
Stop worrying about your marriage or relationship; through counseling you can learn to feel good about it again.
It may be hard work for a while; the rewards are worth it.
Mid Life Transitions: Stressful or Transformative? Normal Stages Midlife represents a normal stage of life with some predictable and not so predictable experiences. The term crisis conjures up images of men and women in their 40s and 50s trying to recapture their youth often by …
How Counseling Works Relationship counseling can be a mysterious process. Lots of variables. Here’s an interesting take on one aspect of counseling for relationships gone off track. Architecture of Life An acquaintance recently needed the foundation of their home strengthened. Due to some faulty work when …
As a Certified Addiction Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor serving Montgomery County and the Philadelphia area, I work with many parents of teens and young adults. Most of these families are concerned about their child’s use of alcohol or drugs. In some cases these behaviors occur along …
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Adults who grew up in a household where one or both parents had any type of addiction may find themselves struggling with relationships in their personal lives or at work. Many ACOAs (adult children of alcoholics or addicts) want to believe that they’ve somehow escaped the clutches …
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When I started doing Relationship Coaching and Marriage Counseling in suburban Philadelphia, PA., the norm was that wives dragged their husbands to couples therapy. Over the past several years, the opposite has been my experience. In fact, husbands initiate the call for counseling with me …
Many times clients at my counseling service in Chestnut Hill and Fort Washington, PA talk about not feeling heard or understood. Friends and family members may mean well but we can all miss the mark when given an opportunity to respond to another’s pain, challenge, …
Mindfulness Info-graphic: A common definition of Mindfulness describes it as a state of active, open attention on the present. When you’re mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. WHAT IS IT? Instead of letting your life …
As a Philadelphia area Counselor, I often use the concepts and suggestions related to The Stages of Change Model. This is recognized as a well-researched theory of change developed by James Prochaska and Carlo DiClemente from the University of Rhode Island. According to this theory, …
The Counseling Process Everyone experiences challenges in life. You are not crazy to seek out counseling or personal coaching. The opposite is true. Successful human beings recognize when it’s time to take advantage of quality therapy resources to get their life or relationship back on …
Pre-Contemplation This is a good time to gather data. You can educate yourself about the identified problem It may be true that other people or circumstances are fostering the problem but it works best if you can begin to assume some ownership since you can …
Deb Owens, LPC, CACD, CEAP www.debowens.com I’m in my office pondering how to get more of those pesky continuing education credits that all licensed and certified counselors must obtain within their credentialing cycle. An intriguing announcement on a professional message board catches my eye. It details …